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<<An analogous behavior would be to plan to build a new garage, and buy fire insurance your house - but only up to the value of the new garage, and expiring as soon as you finish building the garage.

Since you persist with thinking in caricatures, further efforts to discuss this issue is pointless.

Making lump sum investments isn't a bad strategy. I happen to think that DCA can have advantages when the decision to invest is somewhat more ambiguous.

But you are certainly welcome to your own methods.

Seattle Pioneer
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